CDLINFO News: project management

A line from here to there

February 15, 2011  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

What is the most direct route to from start to finish? This morning I walked to BART behind a guy who veered right and left on the sidewalk as he … More

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The Project Post-Mortem: A Valuable Tool for Continuous Improvement

November 17, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Now that your team has finally delivered its project, there is one more important step before the team disbands: the project post-mortem. The name might sound forbidding (some people prefer … More

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Launch Your Project With A Brief Energizing Goal

November 10, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Have you ever worked on a project team and found you weren’t really sure what the goal of the project was? Leslie and I recently attended a University of California … More

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Leaping over tall buildings

October 18, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

Can a project manager be a hero? Should she or he be one? These questions came up at a meeting here. Some felt that bringing certain projects to successful conclusion … More

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Repeating patterns

October 4, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

Using patterns as the basis for creativity is common in the world of design.  It seemed counter-intuitive to me until I read Designing Social Interfaces, a book that calls itself … More

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More Visuals: Picture Your Strategic Plan

September 8, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Your team has a strategic plan. Now how do you make sure it’s front of mind (and easy to comprehend) for the people implementing it? Creating a one-page infographic chart … More

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Just one more thing…

September 7, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

I suspect that we don’t often link projects and perfection in our minds. Projects–even well-run projects–are human affairs with ups and downs, ins and outs. The art of project management … More

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The heart of a sprinter

August 23, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

Your project timeline has just been cut, significantly. Let’s say it’s for a reason you understand. Does any part of you get excited? If so, you are one lucky project … More

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Update on the DataCite Metadata Working Group

August 2, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning,UC Curation Center (UC3)  |  Author: 

It’s about time for a check-in on my experiences with the DataCite Metadata Working Group. I introduced this intrepid band a couple of months ago when we met face-to-face in … More

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Bug tracking

July 26, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

I’m managing a project that recently launched an early limited release, and one of our next tasks was to select a bug tracking tool. It would help us manage tasks … More

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